HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

So just what’s going on here?

Written February 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

To at least one reader, it looked as though Emery & Sons was building some kind of infrastructure on a big vacant lot off Albany’s Santiam Road, just east of the Carriage House Plaza and north of the tracks.


The Big Dig: When it will start

Written May 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The digging for Albany’s Big Dig will start on June 12. A week before that, workers for Emery & Sons Construction Group will start getting equipment in place for the $8 million project to reconstruct and spruce up several downtown streets.


Downtown dig: Getting through it

Written May 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Sections of six downtown Albany streets will be torn up and rebuilt this summer, and businesses are worried. But the contractor will be required to avoid or minimize any disruptions of traffic or special events.


N. Albany rebuild beats deadline

Written August 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Here’s some local-local news of interest to North Albany commuters: With any kind of luck, North Albany Road might be open to through traffic by the time you drive home Tuesday.


There used to be a bridge here

Written June 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As you can see — if you can see above the construction noise on the video — hardly a trace remains of the North Albany Road bridge across Thornton Lakes, and it looks as though the contractor has begun driving pilings for its replacement, which will sit two or three feet higher.


Crash: A chance to test NA detour

Written May 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As you can see above, Pacific Power crew members worked Saturday afternoon to replace a power pole on North Albany Road. The road had been closed since Saturday morning. A worker manning the roadblock at the south end of the work zone told me that a trailer had come loose and slammed into the pole by the […]


NA Road: Commuting fun looms

Written April 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The equipment is assembled, so this means that for thousands of North Albany commuters, a long season of construction delays and detours is about to start.


 
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